Thursday, December 27, 2007

“The Honeymooners”

Note: This post is the second in a four-part series following the course of love through television shows. Yesterday, I took a look at “The Dating Game.” Let’s stroll down memory lane and talk about “The Honeymooners.”

Definitely one of the classics. This comedy premiered in 1956 and starred Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows as Ralph and Alice Kramden. They lived in the same apartment building as their friends, Ralph and Trixie Norton, played by Art Carney and Joyce Randolph.

Ralph works as a bus driver, while Ed toils away working in the sewers. Ralph and Ed usually find themselves in some predicament, and, in the end, their wives are always there for them. Ralph would kiss Alice and exclaim, “Baby, you’re the greatest!”

One of my favorite episodes was when Ralph and Ed decide to chip in and buy a television set. They wind up putting it in the Kramden’s apartment, which of course causes friction when there’s TV schedule conflicts. OK, everybody say, “Captain Videoooooooooo.”

Here’s “The Honeymooners” intro from

Here’s a clip from “The Honeymooners” from

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Next: “The Newlywed Game.”

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